The '''Horsehead Holding Corporation''', formerly '''The New Jersey Zinc Company''', is an American producer of zinc and related material based in Pittsburgh
The New Jersey Zinc Company was for many years the largest producer of zinc
and zinc products in the United States. The company thrived in the period from 1897 to 1966, at which time it merged with Gulf+Western
Industries. It continued to operate as a subsidiary
of Gulf+Western until 1981, when a management-led buyout acquired it under the name of Horsehead Industries. The New Jersey Zinc Company remained a subsidiary of Horsehead Industries until 1987, when Horsehead merged it with St. Joe Minerals
to form Zinc Corporation of America. The company suffered from worldwide record low prices for zinc in the early 2000s and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
in 2002. Sun Capital Partners
purchased the company's assets in 2003 for $73.6 million and renamed it Horsehead...